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How to Find the Best Freelance Websites for Your Business!

There are tons of freelance platforms out there but finding the best freelance websites is not something that’s easy to deal with.

In this post, I’m not going to give you a list of these platforms. I’ll give you checkpoints to help you find the best freelance service to function with.

Choosing the wrong platform could simply mean the beginning of a broken business. That’s why you should not rush at this point. Following these simple tips will help you locate the most qualified talent for your job.

Why you should hire freelance worker

Having access to talented freelancers is an invaluable resource for businesses of all sizes. Hiring freelancers allows you to make use of talents from all over the world, leverage the experience of freelancers who have worked for countless clients, and conveniently hire someone for a single project rather than having to bring on a full-time employee.

In order to find talented freelancers, though, you’ll most often have to rely on third-party freelance websites designed to connect freelancers with clients, and, in many ways, choosing the right freelance website is just as important as choosing the right freelancer.

Outlined below are a few tips you can use to help you find the best freelance websites for your business.

6 tips to find the Best Freelance Websites for Your Business

1 – > Check Trustpilot Reviews

Trustpilot is a website that compiles reviews of online businesses. There, you’ll be able to see reviews from both freelancers and clients of any freelance website you are considering. Checking these reviews is an important first step in ensuring that the website you are considering is well-managed and honest in their dealings with the freelancers and clients who use their platform.

2 – > Look for a Phone Number on the Website

Having a phone number on the website is a good indicator that a freelance website is legitimate. It’s also an indicator that they care about customer support since they are willing to provide a direct line of contact to their customer support staff.

3 – > Find a Website with a Clean User Interface

In most cases, you can tell how professional a freelance website is within just a few minutes of checking out its user interface. A good freelance website should be easy to navigate, intuitive to use, and should look clean and professional.

Not only is a clean user interface an indicator of how much effort the owners put into designing the platform, it’s also a nice thing to have if you are going to be spending much time posting jobs and communicating with freelancers on the website.

4 – > Check for an Escrow Service

Handling payments in a way that is safe and that prevents fraud for both parties is one of the biggest value propositions for freelance websites. With this being the case, the best freelance websites will offer an escrow service for payments between clients and freelancers.

This escrow service requires clients to fund the project upfront. The money is then held in escrow and released only to the freelancer when the client is satisfied with the work that they turn in.

In the event of a dispute between a client and freelancer, the website will investigate the dispute and decide whether the freelance should be paid or the money should be refunded to the client.

5 – > Prioritize Customer Support

Any freelance website worth using is going to have a good customer support system in place. Ideally, you’ll never have to contact a freelance website’s customer support. However, if an issue does arise it’s good to know that you have a course of action to help resolve it.

Check and make sure that any freelance website you are considering offers access to customer support through channels such as a phone number, customer support email, and/or live chat.

6 – > Use a Website that Screens their Freelancers Before they Can Join

One of the biggest challenges of hiring a talented freelancer is wading through the large amounts of freelancers with little to no experience or ability in their field.

Unfortunately, on many freelancer websites these bottom-tier freelancers are quite prevalent, and it can sometimes be difficult to know whether or not the person you are hiring is really up to the task.

If you use a platform that screens their freelancers before allowing them to apply for jobs, though, you can eliminate much of the guesswork and rest assured that the freelancer you are considering is at least talented and experienced enough to pass the website’s screening process.

Conclusion

Choosing the right freelancer website to post your project on is the first step in hiring the perfect freelancer to help your business reach its goals.

By using trusted, professional freelance websites that make use of helpful features such as an escrow service, customer support channels, and a freelancer screening process, you’ll have a much easier time finding the perfect freelancer for your project.

Enstine Muki
 

Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, Problogger and Serial Entrepreneur

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Sarah Taylor

Upwork stands alone in the industry leader in the freelancing market. Many sites have attempted to emulate its success and get a share of the freelancing escrow dollar. Some are succeeding, to an extent, but the Upwork megalith appears to have risen to prominence .

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Adeel Sami

Hey, Enstine!

Excellent tips in spotting the good freelancing platform — which really is the hardest thing to do for many!

With being the fact the new freelancing platforms coming up online every here and then, it makes the task harder to determine which one is the legit, and meet all the necessary security checks.

So, the phone’s tip is awesome in that case! 🙂

I’d also suggest to craft a post over the individual freelancers as how they can use their own blogs to win the freelancing projects (if they contact the buyers or the buyers land to his/her blog.)

Thanks, brother! 🙂
~ Adeel

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    Enstine Muki

    Wow thanks for the comment and post idea bro.
    I just wrote it down for further consideration and expansion 😉

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Riya

Hey Enstine,
I really want this and U Upload This Article.Your all tips will be very helpful to choose a best freelance website.
Thanxx For this Amazing Article

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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Riya,
    So good to know it’s helpful.
    Good luck to you Riya 😉

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Kumar

Searching best freelancing website not so easy. Because many freelancing websites are available on internet but few websites are good and genuine. Thanks for sharing this information.

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Navin Rao

Hi Enstine,

Freelancers are the huge part of any websites and blogs. It’s better to follow the tips you have recommended, instead putting yourself in last minute troubles. Support is one of the important aspect. Where as the interface are concerned most of those freelance websites are pretty much clean.

Thanks again,
Have a great day ahead!

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Praveen Verma

Hello
Enstine,
All your tips will be very helpful to choose a best freelance website. You have picked out effective facts that should be in the freelance website for doing business. In this crowded online world, it is hard to find a best freelance website to work on. But, when we have a great guide like this anybody can find a good freelance website for the business.

Thanks for sharing enstine.

Have a great day ahead.
Praveen verma

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    Enstine Muki

    Hey brother thanks for the feedback and shares.
    Hope you are set for a wonderful weekend ahead 😉

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Ruth LovettSmith

Enstine,

This is such a timely post for me. I’m a huge believer in hiring people to do what you can’t, or don’t have time to do. This frees up your time to work on what matters. That being said, it’s so hard to give up control. And hiring a freelancer online can be an intimidating thing. Your post definitely helped me to see that it’s possible to find a good freelancer, with a little bit of work on my part.

Thanks!
Ruth

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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Ruth,
    Thanks for reading and dropping a comment.
    As a matter a fact, it isn’t something easy to deal with. Some years back, I needed a freelance writer for one of my niche blogs. It was a bad experience as I had the wrong writer from a popular freelance website. But I think with this knowledge, that can’t be repeated 😉

    I’m glad this was helpful.

    Do have a wonderful week ahead and hope to see you again.

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Ryan Biddulph

The phone number tip is clever Enstine. I love it. Because few bloggers or blogs provide phone numbers and legit freelance companies almost always have phone numbers and mailing addresses. Good way to know you deal with an operation that finds good work and pays money out to freelancers. Adding that Pro Blogger has a reliable job board. I found a few jobs when I did the freelance writing bit over there.

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    Enstine Muki

    Hey man,
    Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing on social media.
    Yes ProBlogger job board is very active and a place to find and connect with freelancers as well. I have used it a couple of times and thanks for mentioning it.

    BTW your blog has been offline for the past couple of hours. Don’t know if it’s an issue from my local ISP or remote server. Do check please

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